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Strengths Strategies



The Brisbane Institute

of Strengths Based


Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice


Propagates, and Supports Strengths Based Human Resource Development

Through Strengths-Based Strategies, Appreciative Inquiry,

Asset Based Community Development and Counselling Approaches




Kathmandu Conference Nepal


17-19 June Bali, Indonesia


Hyderabad Conference Brisbane Institute

Hyderabad Conference India


Kathmandu Conference Nepal


Sarajevo Conference 2011

Sarajevo Conference

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice Australia

Brisbane Conference

Queensland, Australia


Coping Resilience International Conference Dubrovnik Brisbane Institute

Dubrovnik Conference Croatia


Hyderabad Conference Brisbane Institute

Hyderabad Conference India



Professor Lesley Chenoweth

A Charles Sturt University Initiative

 Curriculum Development on Environment Sustainability

in Social Work

Professor Lesley Chenoweth

Responding to the Challenges of Contemporary and Future Human Services - Beyond Survival to Proactive Change

The Role and Direction of Social Work and Human Services in the current Economic environment

Cooking for Social Work

New Zealand Workshops

Working With Challenging Clients: Motivation, Cooperation And Assisting Behaviour Change

workshops Sarajevo, Bosnia, Vive Zene, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Workshops


Dr Venkat Pulla

AWARDED in India


3rd Right every Wrong Conclave


Brisbane Institute Brochure

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Brisbane Institute Strengths Strategies

Strengths Approach, Human Resource

Development, Social change, Transition societies, Role of youth, Entrepreneurship development, Governance and people strengthening practices, Volunteers development

Asset Based Community Development Micro credits and finance



Ignorance of Ability Brings Disability

"This is a short film I did in 2005

and it was nominated for

India-International Film Festival on disability ......"



5.4 million Australians volunteer with that figure representing approximately 35% of the population. The estimated value of volunteering is $70 billion.
The complete survey report is available on the

Volunteering Australia website.


Welcoming Local and Global Partnerships


The Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice (Inc) was founded in 2006 by Dr Venkat Pulla, to support approaches that promote resilience as opposed to dealing with deficits.

A small robust group of believers in strengths approaches and Gandhian principles of ‘self reliance’ manage the activities of the Institute.

The first group or that constituted the board came from a range of professional backgrounds such as social work, psychology, media, accountancy and digital art.


Although, Brisbane based and Australian, the Institute’s true partners reside in many states in Australia and also come from the rest of the world.


Professionals and lay people from various alternate therapies, health including psychiatry, Social Sciences, Human Services, biology neuro-sciences, pure sciences  aboriginal people’s development, education and management that believe work with and advocate strengths based practices have joined us in several of our initiatives. 


United Kingdom, South Africa, Malaysia, USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Netherlands, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Slovenia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Poland, Israel, Austria, Nigeria, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, and Peru are some countries that have found interactions with us through conferences and training to be meaningful to them.  

The networks that have built through such interactions have produced great friendships, reinforcing conversations and journeying together through strengths approach to increase coping, build hope in all societies.


Since its inception the Institute has flourished offering meaningful, affordable conference and training strategies that bring together people from  various NGOs, Government and Private and corporate sector, International agencies, Universities and  Research Institutes  together to engage in conversations that aim to influence and create a more positive world in Australia and the rest of the world. 


People from diverse backgrounds are attracted to this inward looking practice. For example, teachers utilise such strategies with their students, helping professionals engage with clients to fulfil their potential, and employers and HRD Managers are deploying strength based performance appraisals with their employers.


The Institute banks with Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Our Contact information:

Dr Venkat Pulla, President
+ 61 422 345 982



Brisbane institute of strengths based practice

Bank: Commonwealth Bank

BSB: 064 162

Account Number: 1126 8778

SWIFT code:

Shop 70 - Sunny Bank Plaza
Sunnybank, Qld 4109



Brisbane Institute for Strength based Practice

5 Mandell Close, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108


This is a growing movement. We invite you to join in.

All information is contained in the Welcome Note about the Institute. 


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